Wednesday, October 07, 2015


October 7, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the addition of Rachel Pinnelas to their Editorial Department staff. With seven years of editorial and production experience in the comic book industry, Pinnelas will serve as Associate Editor on a wide selection of Dynamite-owned, licensed, and creator-owned projects.

While pursuing a degree in architecture, Pinnelas joined the staff at Marvel Entertainment as intern in 2008, and navigated through their ranks until assuming the position of Assistant Editor where she was assigned to such projects as Avengers Academy, Secret Warriors, Thunderbolts, and The Punisher. In 2013, she migrated to DC Entertainment as an Assistant Editor within their Collected Editions department, where she was instrumental in developing hardcover, trade paperback, and reprint collections for DC Comics and DC Comics' imprint titles.

"I am very excited to be part of the Dynamite Entertainment team and to work with their dynamic and diverse comic book titles alongside tremendous industry talent," says Pinnelas. "The range of Dynamite's offerings across genres makes for an extraordinary lineup, and I can't wait to share more of what's to come with our readers."

"In between her time at Marvel and DC, we had actually spoken to Rachel about coming aboard here at Dynamite, but the timing then never worked out. It was awesome to pick up that conversation with her again when her time ended at DC," says Joseph Rybandt, Senior Editor. "Rachel brings experience, perspective, and drive to the job, and she hit the ground running from Day One by managing the Swords of Sorrow crossover, setting up the Red SonjaDejah Thoris, and Vampirella relaunches, and so much more."

"We're extremely excited to be working with Rachel. She's one of the few people in an editorial position that has worked at both Marvel and DC, and welcome her experience at both companies to the Dynamite ranks. We have quite a few exciting projects in the pipeline for next year, and bringing Rachel on board as part of the team is fantastic! It's great to have her being a part of the relaunches of Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella, as well as additional projects soon to be announced.  It's an exciting time and we couldn't be happier to have Rachel on board," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling properties, including James Bond, Game of Thrones, The Boys, Bob's Burgers, Grumpy Cat, The Shadow, Vampirella, John Carter: Warlord of Mars, SEAL Team Six, and more! Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes Warren, Harris Comics, Charlton, and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Pychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best-selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent! Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

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